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Philadelphia's Afrocentric Storytelling Group

"Telling Our Story, Claiming Our Glory"

KOTC Logo (c) 1996 Columbus Knox

ROOTS OF KOTC

KEEPERS OF THE CULTURE was founded in 1991

FOUNDING MEMBERS

CHARLOTTE BLAKE-ALSTON - JANICE JAWARA BISHOP - WANDA GIGETTS - LINDA GOSS - CAROLIESE FRINK-REED - ISAAC MAEFIELD - QUEEN SHEBA


KOTC is an affiliate of The National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. 


PAST PRESIDENTS 

CHARLOTTE BLAKE-ALSTON & WANDA GIGETTS 

KAREN "Queen Nur" ABDUL-MALIK 

TAHIRA    

ONI LASANA   

RON CARTER

SAUNDRA "Mama Sandi" GILLIARD 

"The Ancestors Are Listening...So Mind What You Say"

1996 : KOTC hosted the 14th Annual "In The Tradition" 

The National Association of Black Storytelling Festival & Conference, in partnership with West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.  

"The Way We Tell It...Is The Way It Is"

2016 : KOTC hosted the 34th Annual "In The Tradition..."The National Association of Black Storytelling Festival & Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Founding Members speak on KOTC's 20th Anniversary

 L-R: Janice "Jawara" Bishop, Wanda Gigetts, Charlotte Blake-Alston, Caroliese Frink-Reed,Phd. gathered to speak on the origin of Keepers of the Culture, Inc. Philadelphia's Afrocentric Storytelling Group.  

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"An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has endured 

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KOTC is a non-profit organization.

Your generous tax-deductible donations support and fund our mission. 


We also bring quality programs to under served schools and neighborhoods in Philadelphia and in the PA, NJ, DE tri-state area. 


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